COVID-19 UPDATE 11/18/2020
Felicia here. For once I am excited to give you a COVID-19 update. I just got off the phone with the Governor’s office and we have the green light to continue with regular classes!
I am incredibly proud of how my team and our community has handled this pandemic from the beginning. We have reduced class sizes drastically to ensure there is an abundance of space between each apparatus/person, we have cancelled all studio events, we have mandated masks, we require everyone wash their hands prior to entering the studio, we keep the garage door open to encourage fresh airflow, and a number of other mitigation measures as recommended by the CDC and medical experts to ensure the safety of our students and coaches as well as our community at large.
Because we have implemented these measures voluntarily for the past 6 months, the latest proclamations does not affect how we are running classes. We are already doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our community. Personally I have enforced strict precautions in my personal life to reduce the chance of exposure, contraction, and transmission. For two main reasons; One, to lead by example and protect our community at large and Two, we are a small business with a small team, so if/when a coach or staff member is exposed, quarantined, or ill, I am the one who has to cover.
I am asking that you all continue make decisions with our healthcare workers and most vulnerable citizens in mind. Support local business that are making sacrifices for the greater good, wear a mask, and keep your distance. We can’t wait to get back to hosting special events and shows, but until its safe we are going to keep doing what we are doing and helping to flatten the curve.
Owner and concerned Iowan
COVID-19 UPDATE | 11/17/2020
As you all know by now, we have been following the pandemic very closely and have taken as many precautions as possible to mitigate the risk of transmission/exposure within our studio. While the latest proclamation from the Governors office doesn't specifically address circus studios we understand that group dance, gymnastics, and fitness classes are to cease immediately until December 10th.
For the time being we are halting all in person classes and replacing them with Open Aerial sessions while we further asses the circumstances. All our stringent risk mitigation policies will remain in place as they have been for the last 6 months, including mask requirements and abundant social distancing.
Once myself and the rest of Cirque Wonderland team have had a better chance to examine and discuss the proclamation I will send out further communication.
In the meantime, please continue to be safe, wear masks, and make choices with those most vulnerable in our community in mind. We sincerely appreciate your support in these stressful times. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or the studio at email@example.com
Cirque Wonderland Owner
November 16th, 2020 Proclamation
Ways to Support Us
In the meantime, please join us for online classes!
We are excited to work with our students in fun and unique ways. We will be releasing at home videos in our Facebook member group (Down the Rabbit Hole | Cirque Wonderland) as well as offering live virtual classes through ZOOM. Ballet, Contortion, Flexibility, Handstands, “Fake Aerial,” Conditioning, Quarantine & Coffee, and more!
We understand that some of our loyal and supportive clients have been financially impacted by this pandemic --- therefore, we are not charging for virtual classes!! If you are able to maintain your membership, we humbly ask that you do so. If you need to pause your membership or if you have a punch card and still want to contribute, a small donation would be greatly appreciated (see below). Classes begin Monday March 30th. The schedule is online in Zen Planner. (note you do not need to register through Zen Planner)
Students who need to pause their monthly memberships may do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . The length of your hold will be added to the end of your membership term. For example: if your six-month membership began January 1st and ends June 30th, but you pause your membership for April and May (two months), those two months will be added to the end of your term; your contract would then expire August 31st.
We understand that times are challenging right now. As a service business, we depend exclusively on membership fees to operate. If you are in a position to do so, we humbly ask that you continue your membership without interruption.
Online classes and virtual shows are great during this period of physical distancing, but we want to be here with you all in person again when this is all over! As a small, independently owned local business, we need the support of our community to do so.